Deadline: 13/01/2019

Death Enables Birth: The Drama of Earth

Birthing of new ideas, arts pf the senses

Death Enables Birth: The Drama of Earth
01 Sep – 28 September 2019 / 2020 (28 days)

“Armoured, protected by their lethal masks,
As in a studio of creative Death
The giant sons of Darkness sit and plan
The drama of the earth, their tragic stage.”

Shraadh is the annual fortnight during which ceremonies are held for the souls of the deceased/ ancestors on the relevant days. Naarayani Shila is a unique place in India for that. During Shraadh 2015, a Hollywood family visited to perform ceremonies for their departed son.

The genealogy records of families of north India are maintained by hundreds of hereditary priests only in Haridwar. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Utah, USA maintains a digital database. When people come to Haridwar to immerse the ashes after cremation or during Shraadh, they visit their respective priests for updating their details.

After this, Ramlila, a dance – drama on the life of Lord Rama, the penultimate Avatar of Lord Vishnu, is performed in 9 parts in as many days across the thousands of villages and towns by local non-artists. Ramlila is the stage-drama about Lord Rama. On the last day, called Dussehra, giant effigies of Ravana, the demon-king filled with fire-crackers are burnt.

During this month, International Literacy Day, International Translation Day, and Hindi Day are also observed.

FOR

  • Sanskrit / Hindi
  • Calligraphy
  • Photography
  • Visual art
  • Documentary
  • Performance art
  • New media
  • Linguistics
  • Painting
  • Music
  • Writing
  • Education
  • Everybody
  • Art of Life

FACILITIES

  • Visiting Ganges ghats, temples, ashrams
  • Pilgrim interactions
  • Local collaborations
  • Exhibit
  • Print media coverage
  • Local music instruments
  • Conditional access to a Braille printing press
  • Arts mentoring
  • Life coaching
  • Drawing /writing /performing projects

ACCOMMODATION AND STUDIO WORKSPACE

  • En-suite room
  • Shared studio
  • Options at other cluster-locations

TARIFF INCLUDES

  • En-suite room
  • Shared studio
  • 3 meals, 2 herbal tea + snacks
  • Sachet tea/ 24hrs
  • Daily small basket of fresh flowers
  • Towels, bedding
  • Laundry

EXTRA BENEFITS

Twice daily

  • Yoga
  • Breathing exercises
  • Mantra chanting

Once a day

  • Spiritual discourse
  • Spiritual discussion
  • Mentoring and supporting progress of each artist´s project (s)

Once in 4 days

  • Visit by senior Ayurveda doctor

Once a week

  • One day long artist specific guided field excursion
  • Half day long artist specific guided field excursion

Need specific

  • Life coaching

Largely, all opportunities, irrespective of themes, exist across the 12 months. One can join for any 28 continuous days, cutting across months. Stays for a duration longer or shorter than 28 days are possible.

Hindu almanac is a luni-solar calendar. Almost all observances are based on the various waxing and waning phases of Moon. However, some are based on Sun as well, for example, Makar Sankranti. The festivals listed below are edited and regrouped for the sake of convenience of presentations. In some cases, actual dates may vary by a day or so, or even more.

For exact dates and time of observances and eclipses, one may consult his own astrologer or write to AZIMVTH Ashram via ‘Contact’ page.

Duration of residency, Fees, and support

HINDU FESTIVALS / OBSERVANCES

Hindu festivals follow a luni-solar calendar. Hence the dates shift every year.

Largely, all opportunities, irrespective of themes, exist across the 12 months.

DURATION OF RESIDENCY, FEES, AND SUPPORT

One can join for any 28 continuous days, cutting across months. Stays for a duration longer or shorter than 28 days are possible.

TARIFF

28 days

  • Standard Fee USD 1450
  • Merit Grant USD 165, Need Grant USD 335, Total Grant USD 500
  • Net Payable Fee USD 950

21 days

  • Standard Fee USD 1250
  • Merit Grant USD 135, Need Grant USD 270, Total Grant USD 405
  • Net Payable Fee USD 845

14 days

  • Standard Fee USD 900
  • Merit Grant USD 85, Need Grant USD 170, Total Grant USD 255
  • Net Payable Fee USD 645

07 days

  • Standard Fee USD 500
  • Merit Grant USD 60, Need Grant USD 125, Total Grant USD 185
  • Net Payable Fee USD 315

EXPECTATIONS TOWARDS THE ARTIST

Artists are pro-actively encouraged and supported to conduct an exhibition/workshop towards the end of the residency. However, it is not obligatory to do so. Artists are expected to contribute an artwork.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Interested artists may first establish a contact to find out the availability of a place during their desired dates of residency. This can be done via the online Contact Form available here.

Subsequently, if a place is available, then an interested artist is sent an offline Application Form as a word file. An example of the form is available here.
Usually, the outcome of an application is communicated to an applicant in a week's time.

AZIMVTH Ashram
365 Arya Nagar Jwalapur
Haridwar 249407
Uttarakhand India
AZIMVTH@gmail.com
www.AZIMVTH.org

Death Enables Birth: The Drama of Earth

Death Enables Birth: The Drama of Earth

Location
India

Application deadline
13/01/2019

Residency starts
01/09/2019

Residency ends
28/09/2019

More information
http://azimvth.org/2017/06/08/death-enables-birth-the-drama-of-earth/

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